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By: MedicalSearch
21 July, 2020

This week: Meet the coronavirus patients stuck in medical purgatory - COVID-19 lessons learnt in a Sydney nursing home - Setting the benchmark for diabetes prevention - and more.

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Meet the coronavirus patients stuck in medical purgatory who have teamed up to find their own answers

While BC generally refers to the epoch before the common era (or the birth of Jesus, for those so inclined), in the case of Lisa McCorkell, the acronym has taken on an insidious new meaning of its own: the time Before Coronavirus. -


COVID-19 in a Sydney nursing home: a case study and lessons learnt

The COVID-19 outbreak in the Dorothy Henderson Lodge nursing home, in Sydney, occurred early in Australia’s outbreak, when understanding and experience of the disease were limited.  Prompt, decisive action, by public health authorities and organisational management, probably limited the outbreak’s severity. -


Lessons learnt from medicines crunch amid coronavirus

As we stand in mid-June 2020 it is not yet clear if we have sidestepped the worst of the coronavirus pandemic. Our growing optimism suits the human condition and is bolstered by the assumption that any future cases will benefit from the rapid preparations of the last few months. -


Treating Geriatric Patients With Cancer During the COVID-19

Management of elderly patients with cancer during the COVID-19 pandemic presents unique challenges,  strategies to reduce risk of exposure and limit treatment-related immunosuppression and toxicities are key to ensuring the health and safety of this population as they continue to receive treatment during this time. -


Setting the benchmark for diabetes prevention and management

Based on the most up-to-date data, an estimated 1.2 million Australians (4.9% of the total population) had diabetes in 2017–18. This estimate includes people with type 1 and 2 diabetes, and type unknown, but excludes gestational diabetes. - 


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